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Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and The Killers to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Kasabian will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2018, along with Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and The Killers. The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform.

Kasabian will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2018, along with Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and The Killers. The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform.

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 17:10

KASABIAN, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and The Killers will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2018. 
The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform at the 50th anniversary festival, which takes place from June 21 to 24 at Seaclose Park, Newport. 
Here's the line up:

Friday
Kasabian
The Script

Saturday
Depeche Mode
Liam Gallagher
James Bay 
Blossoms

Sunday
The Killers
Van Morrison

Tickets go on sale today (Monday) and Islander tickets return this year with a special rate for Isle of Wight residents (for a limited time only and subject to availability).

Festival boss John Giddings said: "This year's line-up brings together the best bands of the moment. This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival's first incarnation, so it's fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time."

Electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records with seventeen top ten UK albums. Band member Martin Gore said: "We are looking forward to seeing you at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2018."

The Killers return to the main stage following the release of their latest album 'Wonderful Wonderful', which continued their unbroken record of Number One studio albums. The Las Vegas band's massive hits include 'Mr Brightside', 'Somebody Told Me', 'When You Were Young', and 'Human'.

Formed in Leicester in 1997, Kasabian have established themselves as Britain's biggest rock band. As well as their last four albums all topping the UK charts the guys are no stranger to awards, receiving the NME's 'Best Live Band' gong as well as accolades from the BRITs, Q magazine and the MOJOs throughout their career.

Kasabian said: "We're hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. It's kind of a big deal Jimi Hendrix played in the 70's, 50 years on and we're playing it! That's pretty phenomenal, thanks for having us back! We promise Friday night will be the one!"

Rising to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and later fronting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher will be performing on Saturday, June 23. His debut solo album 'As You Were' shot straight to Number One with over 100,000 sales within the first week - one of only three albums this year to have sold six figures in its week of release.

Liam said: "Looking forward to playing the mighty Isle of Wight Festival next June."

Having sold-out venues across the globe, Irish exports The Script will return to the Isle of Wight Festival to perform on Friday, June 22. Across their almost decade-long career, the band have released five top ten albums with their first hit 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved' spending over a year's worth of weeks on the chart. 

The Script said: "We're really excited to come back to the Isle of Wight Festival. It's a few years since we last played there and we can't wait to see our fans again at this great event."

In the two years since the release of his chart-topping breakthrough LP, Chaos and the Calm, with its hit singles including Hold Back The River and Let It Go, James Bay has continued to wow critics and fans alike in the UK, US and around the world. His first album earned him three GRAMMY nominations and saw him win big at the BRIT Awards, Q Awards and The Ivor Novellos. He is currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to his million-selling debut, with the new album due for release in 2018.

It's been non-stop for Blossoms since taking the UK Number One spot with their eponymous debut album in August last year. Having released 'Charlemagne', 'At Most A Kiss', 'Honey Sweet' and 'Blown Rose' to critical acclaim, Blossoms have sold out venues around the country including London's The Roundhouse and Manchester's 8,000 capacity Castlefield Bowl.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY Award winner, Van Morrison is set to take to the stage on Sunday, June 24. He recently released his 38th studio album, 'Versatile'. Fans can also expect hits from his illustrious back catalogue such as 'Moondance', 'Brown Eyed Girl' and 'Gloria'.

The first Isle of Wight Festival in 1968 put the event on the map as it grew to become world renowned for performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show.

The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac. 

 


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